Cape Academy of Performing Arts presents JILTED
The Cape Academy of Performing Arts, winners of a Standard Bank Ovation Award 2013, returns for their 12th season at the Grahamstown Festival with a new captivating production filled with dance, drama and song that will keep you entertained and inspired. Please see press release further below.
Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Dates: 3-6 July 2015
Venue: Centenary Hall
St Andrew’s College, 1 Somerset St, Grahamstown
Cape Academy of Performing Arts Presents JILTED at Grahamstown National Arts Festival
The Cape Academy of Performing Arts, winners of a Standard Bank Ovation Award 2013 for BitterSweet and Between the Lines which premiered on the Arena in 2014 and in the inaugural Cape Town Fringe Festival last year, returns for their 12th season at the Grahamstown Festival with a new captivating production filled with dance, drama and song that will keep you entertained and inspired.
Rejected, spurned, abandoned, deserted, dumped, ditched, cast aside and left in despair. The wedding day came, but not the bridegroom. Jilted at the altar with no happily ever after. And as they say, one is the loneliest number, but two can be as bad as one and it can often be the loneliest number since the number one.
Jilted is an exploration of the many guises and complexities of relationships and the challenges we face as we seek for meaning and purpose in the bonds we form.
Choreographers include the South African born Bradley Shelver, who is now based in New York. Shelver originally trained at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg and The Ailey School in New York. He has danced with prestigious companies including the Ailey 2, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Michelle Reid, resident CAPA choreographer, shares her prolific new choreographic works that are sure to capture the imagination and stimulate the senses.
"The choreography and story-telling is magnificent. The cast bring a fresh new flavour to the performing arts."
Kelly Frielinghaus, Cue 2013
“A vibrant performance by talented young songbirds, dancers and dramatists.”
Fundile Majola, Cue 2014